I seem to always need birthday cards. You too? The other day I realized that one of my favorite stamp sets, Sweet Cupcake had been just the tiniest bit neglected lately. So I pulled it off of the shelf and went to town.
i was inspired by the FabFriday challenge this week. Don’t you love this sketch for the layout?
I think my favorite part of this card is the color combination.
Design Notes For Sweet Cupcake Card:
The thing that is the most fun about this stamp set is that you can add dimension by layering the stamps two or even three times. The plastic that the stamps are on has numbers so you know where to begin and how to build up the layers. Both the cupcake base and the frosting are layered, the candle too!
Here’s a close up look at the cupcake. First, I used three brown shades for the bottom (a chocolate cupcake, of course). Next, the frosting was made with Powder Pink and Sweet Sugarplum inks. I opted to just use two layers. I used the Cupcake Cutouts Thinlits to cut out the “sweet” both in Powder Pink and Sweet Sugarplum. And can you see how I used a Spong Dauber with Smoky Slate ink to add some interest to the Smoky Slate side of the card? Such an easy way to add interest and dimension.
Tip for Today
When stamping in layers, usually you want to start with the lightest color and move to a darker color.
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.You can’t make anything you don’t love with Painted Harvest stamp set. I needed to make some thanksgiving gift tags for a neighbor and immediately went to that stamp set. The two step stamping on the flowers are just beautiful, no matter what color combination you use.
Wouldn’t you like to get a package with this gift tag?
Design Notes for Painted Harvest Tag:
I had only the vaguest idea what I wanted this to look like before I began. When I was pleased with the look, I stopped adding things! Not my usual style – well maybe, sometimes.
The flower was stamped using So Saffron ink for the first layer. Then, Tangerine Tango was used for the second layer. I hadn’t used that combination before. I just about gasped when I saw it because I was so pleased with how it came out!
There are three little flashes of bling on this tag. Can you find them? I cut out a leaf with a Thinlit from Seasonal Layers Thinlits and Copper Foil. The next little touch of copper is the Washi Tape at the bottom. The Washi Tape is from the Holiday catalog, Year of Cheer Specialty Washi Tape. Can you see the third bit of copper? I added some Copper Thread at the top of the tag to anchor the Crushed Curry Baker’s Twine.
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Could there be anything cuter than a new baby? I think not. So when a good friend of mine welcomed a new granddaughter, I looked for the cutest stamp set I had. There was some competition! But, I settled on Baby Bear.
Didn’t I tell you! The bear is just too cute.
This month I am again participating in Kylie Bertucci’s Blog Highlights. The theme for this month is “Change in Life Circumstances” So, since I needed a new baby card, I went with that!
If my card is one of the top vote getters, I will be participating in a Blog Hop. I’d love it if you would vote for my card. Follow this link to vote for me. You’ll also get to see lots of other terrific cards. To vote, just click on the picture of my card. In the upper right hand side, you should see a heart – click there. Thanks so much.
(Note: voting starts Wednesday at 5 PM EST.)
Design Notes for Baby Bear Card:
This card was really fun to make. The bear is a three step stamping image. I stamped first with Sahara Sand ink, then Crumb Cake ink then finally, Chocolate Chip ink. The stamps are numbered to make it easy. Start with the lightest color and move to darker. Easy peasey. There is a little peek of some Powder Pink Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack behind the embossed Fresh Fig piece. The Powder Pink bow just screamed little girl and the Glitter Enamel Dot just added a touch of glimmer and glitz.
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Can you wait? Tomorrow you can begin ordering from the new Holiday Catalog. Today I am featuring one of the stamp sets from that catalog, Painted Harvest. It’s my first time using it and I LOVE IT! What’s not to love? It’s fall, it’s two step-stamping, it could also be spring. Heck, I could probably make a Christmas poinsettia with it! (I’ll get back to you about that.)
Painted Harvest Card – Is it Triple Time or Two Step?
Well, it’s both. The technique for stamping is two step. First, I stamped the background part of the flower in a light color, in this case, So Saffron. Then the next layer of the flower, slightly smaller, I stamped in a darker color, Cajun Craze. Finally, there was also a third part, the center of the flower, which I stamped in Soft Suede.
The layout of the card is actually described as triple time. Here’s how that goes.
- First, cut three layers of the card stock you will be stamping on in graduated sizes. (Suggested measurements at the end of this post.)
- Use some temporary adhesive to center one on the other.
- Stamp the flowers so that they overlap one of the pieces of card stock. Don’t worry that there are some missing areas near the edges.
- Next, cut card base and then two other layers in sizes to mat the pieces of stamped card stock.
- Assemble. Now do you see why you didn’t need to worry about the edges?
Confession time. When I stamped the leaves on the front of the card, I didn’t realize that the leaf was also a two step stamp. (Obviously, it doesn’t HAVE to be.) On the inside I stamped first with the solid image in Old Olive but stamped off first for a lighter image then stamped the second leaf on top – no stamping off.
The Most Important Thing!
How could I have nearly forgotten? The reason I created this card! One of my wonderful down line, Jenna, has recently been appointed to be Assistant Principal at one of our local school. She is such a wonderful person – so supportive and kind to everyone. I know she must be a terrific administrator and will be wonderful in her new position. Congrats Jenna. We are so proud of you!
Supply List for Painted Harvest Card:
The Painted Harvest stamp set also comes in a bundle with an adorable leaf punch. (You’ll see that in action next week.) So, you know what I’m going to say…. BUY THE BUNDLE! You will save 10% and be 100% happy!
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Measurements for Triple-Time Stamping
Very Vanilla (or Whisper White, your choice):
- 4″ x 5 1/4″
- 3 1/4″ x 4 1/4″
- 2 3/4″ x 3 1/3″
- 5 1/” x 8 1/2″ (card base)
- 4″ x 4 1/2″
- 3″ x 3 1/2″
Yes, I am featuring the Oh So Eclectic stamp set again. I just can’t help myself. We made a card something like this is my classes this month and I tweaked it just a bit to create a wedding (or anniversary) card for the Global Design Project Theme Challenge.
Design Notes for Oh So Eclectic Wedding Card:
As much as I love playing with the stamp set, I think the part of the card that was the most fun, was using the Embossing Paste. I created a mask using one of the Thinlits from the Eclectic Layers Thinlits and some Window Sheet. Then used it just like I would any other mask. The flowers were stamped in two steps, first the solid flower image where I used Sweet Sugarplum ink, then the details image with Berry Burst ink. I finished it off with some Wink of Stella. The “Marriage is a journey” sentiment is from the Flourishing Phrases stamp set. I love the sentiment for the inside from that set as well.
Supply List for Oh So Eclectic Wedding Card:
Good news, the Oh So Eclectic stamp set comes in both clear mount and wood. Even more good news, it is available as part of a bundle with the Eclectic Layers Thinlits. BUY and SAVE.
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